Vocab Test 1
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incapable of being counted
innumerable flags of all colors
A: few, limited
large and heavy looking
a massive rampart of stone
S: big, colossal, great
A: common, dwarfed, small
unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse:
'to be loath to admit a mistake.'
S: afraid, hesitant, disinclined
A: eager, ready, willing
Full of Fear, characterized by or indicating fear
The noise made them timorous
S: apprehensive, faint, hesitant
A: bold, brazen, forthcoming
the act of lying
Seeing the expression on his mother's face, Nathan realized this was no time for prevarication.
S: dishonesty, falsehood, lie
A: honesty, truth
rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe:
S: binding, demanding, stiff
A: amenable, calm, easy
a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
to pay reverence
S: admiration, adoration, awe
A: dishonor, disrespect, hate
readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident
a palpable lie; palpable absurdity.
S: apparent, certain, conspicuous
A: ambiguous, concealed, doubtful
lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary.
Two legged walking in a chimp is an occasional, transitory behavior.
S: momentary, transient, impermanent
A: Lasting, Permanent, lengthy
done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive:
S: Crafty, catlike, cunning
A: open. public
pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
Its raw honesty, its dedication to marking life as it happens and remembering life as it was, makes it a terrestrial log.
S: earthbound, global, mundane
A: cosmic, heavenly, otherworldly
the state, condition, or quality of being predominant :
the predominance of the rich over the poor.
S: preponderance, command, control
A: weakness, surrender, yielding
of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color:
His wan face suddenly flushed.
S: blanched, bleached, dim
A: Brushing, bright, clear
having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
He was amazed at what people talked about and what they didn't, how clean their fingernails were, how pristine their routines.
S: spotless, sterile, untouched
A: affected, dirty
anything that heals, soothes, or mitigates pain:
the balm of friendship in troubled times.
- S: lotion, potion, ointment
- A: exacerbation, misery
vigorous in demands or complaints.
They are a big reason people forsake the city's clamorous pleasures.
S: uproarious, importunate, loud
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase:
His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.
S: add, boost, build up
A: abridge, compress, condense
anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign:
Frost is a harbinger of winter.
S: omen, signal, sign
A: (none found)
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.
Ultimately, the film is as flat as the discursive fiction on which it is based.
S: digressive, erratic, long winded
The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
S: Contempt, disdain, laughter
A: admiration, approval, flattery
to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
to transgress the will of God.
S: infringe, trespass, violate
A: Behave, obey
to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily(usually followed by at or about):
He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
S: carp, criticize, find fault
to show pity
He was a compassionate being
S: humane, merciful, charitable
A: cold, cruel, inhumane
insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoardwealth.
Usually, politics is about the avarice of one person or group in conflict .
S: greediness, stinginess, penny-pinching
A: generosity, philanthropy
to examine or analyze:
to assay a situation; to assay an event.
S: estimation, inspection, examination
A: ignorance, neglect
ancient or venerable:
S: antique, time-worn, age-old
to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation:
Wealth habituated him to luxury.
S: accustomed, confirmed, lasting
A: indefinite, fleeting, transient
pharmacy/ drugstore (especially in England/ London)
You find yourself in a turn-of-the-last-century town with a trolley and anapothecary and a barber shop.
S: drugist, dispenser, gallipot
willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper oradequate evidence; gullible.
a credulous rumor.
S: gullible, believing, born-yesterday
A: suspecting, untrusting, suspicious
cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident:
a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
S: cheerful, confident, buoyant
A: depressed, down, gloomy
a handle, especially of a knife, sword, or dagger.
It is speculated that the point was broken during use then returned to camp where it was removed from the haft and discarded.
S: tail, base, bottom
to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commit mentor in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge:
When asked directly for his position on disarmament, the candidate only equivocated.
S: escape, dodge, lie
A: to be honest, truth, encounter
the quality of being ancient; ancientness:
a bowl of great antiquity.
S: antic, relic, ruin
A: modernity, now, new
full of pores, permeable by water
Don't even try to close the holes in a country, and a society, designed to be porous.
S: absorptive, penetrable, permeable
"Norwegian drink" and " hall to drink mead" The Great Hall
generous bestowal of gifts.
Knight's largesse fits with the university's mission.
S: donation, endowment, fund
A: hindrance, hurt, injury
cowardly or craven. unfaithful, disloyal, or traitorous.
There was many a chase after recreant bats and veils yesterday.
S: cowering, disloyal, timid
A: Bold, brave, honest
the quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred.
The way the eyes are lit and something about the shape of the mask give an impression of unconcerned malevolence.
S: evil, hatred, indignity
A: kindness, love, like
to talk excessively and pointlessly, babble
They prated on until I was ready to scream
S: boast, brag, chat
A: modest, deprecate, quiet
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